2015 Writers Conference
Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge St. (at the North York City subway stop)
FREE | Ages 12-19
- Meet published professionals
- Work with them in workshops to improve your craft
- Get your work published in the Instant Anthology magazine
- Meet teen writers from across the city
- Win prizes!
A crash course in comics!
Join cartoonist Megan Kearney for a crash-course in comics, graphic novels, and manga! Megan will break down the steps involved in taking a comic from concept to print; from scripting and thumbnailing, to inking and colouring, to getting your work online or on the shelves!
Playwright now workshop!
Do you feel that you have a script inside you waiting to be released? Are you convinced it will never get written? In this workshop, featuring London, Ontario born actor and playwright Andrea Scott, you will become aware of your startling ability to become a playwright. All you need to bring is an open mind, the willingness to say yes, and a pen (or a laptop, if you choose!).
Craig Davidson (a.k.a. Nick Cutter) keynote address
Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catherines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. His books include Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film, and The Fighter. He has been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus and The Washington Post. He lives in Toronto.
Randell Ajei on spoken word/poetry
Spoken word Edutainer and Artivist Randell Ajei aims to give voice to the voiceless by using the power of words to inspire people to use their stories and art to help create community. He has been a featured performer on TEDx and has opened for Maestro Fresh Wes, Paul Mooney, Terry Crews and others.
Catherine McCormack on storytelling
Ryan Kerr on journalism
Vish Khanna on creating podcasts
Bring a piece of your original art or original comic (no bigger than 8.5x11 piece of paper) or an original poem. These will be included in the Instant Anthology that you receive at the end of the workshop. It's totally free. For youth ages 12-19.
MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING REGISTRATION INFO, COMING SOON!
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